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Chief judge sets courthouse entry rules

Effective immediately, pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule MR30370 and the office of Fourth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kimberly G. Koester, all persons entering the courthouse (including all employees) will not be granted entry to the courthouse if they:
1. Are not wearing a mask or face covering;
2. Have new flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, or shortness of breath (excluding such symptoms caused by chronic conditions);
3. Currently have been directed to quarantine or isolate at home by any medical provider or public health official; or
4. Reside or have regular close contact with a person currently subject to a quarantine or isolation direction issued by a medical provider or public health official.
Masks or face coverings should be worn at all times while in the courthouse unless the person is:
(1) otherwise instructed by court personnel;
(2) under the age of 2; or
(3) incapacitated, having trouble breathing, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
If available, masks should be provided to individuals who do not have them.
If a touchless/contactless thermometer is available, a temperature check as individuals enter the courthouse should be considered.
Individuals with a temperature that is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher should not enter any courthouse.

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